charge (n.)
accusation, censure, blame
1H6 III.i.4[Winchester to Gloucester] if thou canst accuse / Or aught intendest to lay unto my charge [i.e. accuse me with]
AYL III.ii.339[Orlando to Rosalind as Ganymede, of her uncle] Can you remember any of the principal evils that he laid to the charge of women
Ham II.i.28[Polonius to Reynaldo, of spreading rumours about Laertes] you may season it in the charge [i.e.modify the accusation]
R3 I.iii.325[Richard alone] The secret mischiefs that I set abroach / I lay unto the grievous charge of others
WT V.i.194.1[Lord to Florizel, of Florizel's accusation of Camillo's betrayal] Lay't so to his charge
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